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“We’ve got to tackle these issues. We’ve got to do it on the front foot.”
And in an interview with Sky News on Friday, Rudd accused Tony Abbott of using “political rhetoric” and dismissed his opposition to the emissions trading scheme as “a political point of view rather than hard science”.
Rudd’s comments appear to signal a shift in Rudd’s approach on the issue, since during the last year he has gone on record saying his opposition to the scheme should be left to the scientific community to decide on.
On Wednesday, ABC radio’s AM program also addressed the issue of “a science-based argument” for reducing carbon emissions in Australia.
“One of the arguments that I’d make is that it should be left to science to decide that, but it’s not. The political decision will be made by this Parliament as to whether or not it should pass or not pass as a scheme.”
And in an interview with Sky News on Friday, Rud에볼루션 카지노d told the panel: “Tony Abbott is a leader of one of the most extreme political parties in the country, and yet we’re a developed country that uses less pollution per unit of GDP than any other developed country, so I think that’s a fair argument.”
The Labor Opposition has accused the prime minister of “political rhetoric”, accusing him of failing to provide clarity over the government’s plans on the issue.
In an apparent response to the comments, the Australian Conservation Foundation president Nick Lyon told reporters: “He’s clearly committed to taking a position on the carbon price.”
However, in an interview with Sky News on Wednesday, Rudd refused to criticise Abbott and said it was not unusual for a federal leader to take a political stance in the wake of an election, as it would “be more sensible” for that leader to publicly release a policy “rather than just a political position”.
Lyon said the oppositio평택안마n Labor caucus was “more of a political party today” than when Tony Abbott first stood for office in 2007. “That’s more consistent and predictable, whereas then we had Tony Abbott doing that in 2010 and 2011 and 2011-12.”
“As a leader of a political party, it becomes increasingly clear that we should not be engaged in making a political position on these issues.”
Labor’s environment spokesman Mark Butler told Guardian Australia that it was too early to speculate if Rudd’s comments had damaged his chances in the Liberal leadershi